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June 2009, Volume 1, Issue 6

Check your Fall Calendars!

Festival of Books
Oct. 2-3 in Deadwood

SDLA Annual Conference
Oct. 7-9 in Aberdeen

Be Creative @ Your Library or From Home

Featured e-Resources of the Month

Why Didn't I Think of That?

Great ideas from our fellow librarians.

Library Development

What is Library Development Reading?

In The Power of Reading author Stephen Krashen makes a powerful case for voluntary free reading at school and at home. Students become good readers by reading. This means students have a wide variety of materials available to them, they choose to read what interests them, and they are given the time to read.

Other titles Library Development staff are now reading include:

  • Becoming Someplace Special: the Brookings Story by Chuck Cecil
  • The Children's Blizzard by David Laskin
  • Geektastic: Stories From the Nerd Herd edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci
  • The Last Wild Place by Rosa Jordan
  • The Lighthouse War by Adrian McKinty
  • Made to Stick by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  • The Miracle at Speedy Motors (No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series) by Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Personal History of Rachel DuPree by Ann Weisgarber
  • Readicide by Kelly Gallagher
  • Spirits White as Lightning by Mercedes Lackey
  • Strapped: Why America's 20 and 30-Somethings Can't Get Ahead by Tamara Draut
  • Twilight series by Stephanie Meyers
  • The Work of Wolves by Kent Meyers


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